At Dentist on Glasgow, we are a friendly and professional dental practice that likes to keep up with the latest treatments and ove with the times. For patients with missing teeth, we are able to offer dental implants and as a General Dentist for Whanganui, New Zealand, it’s just one of the many treatments that we have on offer. Whether you have one tooth missing, several teeth missing, or perhaps a whole set of teeth, we can use implants to fix replacement teeth firmly in place.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are metal screws that are made of titanium. They are attached to the jaw bone where you have missing teeth. They are put there in order to act as artificial roots for your replacement teeth to be attached to using an abutment. They can have crowns, bridges or dentures attached to them, depending on how many teeth need replacing.
Why dental implants?
There are many advantages to choosing dental implants. The most obvious one is the aesthetic result. Nobody will know that you don’t have a full set of natural teeth, because your replacement teeth will be made to match any remaining natural teeth that you may have both in size, shape and colour. They will not be moving either as they are set in place by being attached to the jaw bone, so you can feel confident about smiling, talking, eating and drinking. Having implants should feel almost like having your natural teeth and you will be able to continue your life as normal after having them fitted.
Another benefit of choosing dental implants is that you can maintain your normal oral hygiene routine. You will be able to brush and floss as normal and that’s all it will take to look after them once they have been fitted - you just won’t get cavities in your replacement teeth! You should also feel more confident about using your replacement teeth knowing that they are firmly fixed in place and this improved self-esteem should also come from having a beautiful smile. However, if that’s not enough, you may also be surprised to learn that having dental implants can make you look younger (not bad for a General Dentist for Whanganui, New Zealand, right?) If your face has shrunk due to missing teeth, then by replacing them, it should add the structure to your face that it had lost and help you to look more youthful. And of course, your dental implants should last a lifetime once you’ve had them fitted and as long as you look after them. The replacement teeth will also protect your remaining natural teeth and gums from exposure to more bacteria, so if you keep up with the brushing and flossing, you could have a healthy and attractive smile for years to come.
If you are interested in dental implants, simply book in for a consultation with us and we will be able to examine your mouth and determine if this is the right treatment for you. We may need to take some x-rays in order to do this. Sometimes, patients may need more bone density to attach the screws to and we can explore a bone graft if required, so don’t worry!
If your goal is to have a great smile, visitour team and let us help you to smile completely.
All treatment carries risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.